Frances Forrest Brown, Smith
born 3-22-41 ~ died 11-11-11
Ashes buried at Trevillion Cemetery on May 5, 2012
Thou I was a stranger among those that gathered, I didn't feel like one from the minute I arrived to the second I drove away hours later. We sat on the old wooden pews under the pavilion that over looked the cemetery. I couldn't help but hear the sounds of the birds singing around us as I sat there and I could picture my ancesterys that walked on this same land year after year, gathering to keep the grounds clean, and fellowship with singing and dinner on the grounds. My Third Great Grandparents, John Orr and Martha A. Orr; My second Great Grand Aunt and Uncle, Uriah Samuel and Matilda Valines Rogillio Humphreys; Great Grand Aunt and Uncle, John Hiram and Annie Elizabeth Trevillion, Smith; several first cousin's, second removed and even one second cousin have all passed on. They lie there on that peaceful hill. My mother's parents, Vida Louvenia Smith, Thomas and Louie Jackson Thomas came to this gathering for many years. They too stood there at John and Martha Orr's graves , her Great Grandparents.
There was a sweet peacefulness felt in the air . I looked around at the faces of those I have not met yet but will soon get to know. I saw the faces of the people that will pass on before others. I saw the faces of those that will continue the May day tradition, gathering year after year, generation after generation, reaching out to each other, intertwining the generations to come, just like that Old Oak tree reaching out to the Cedar tree.
There are even signs of pride for our Country and those that served.
and the sign of modern needs for those May Day gatherings.